Pre- and Post-Concert Talks



The Charlotte Symphony is committed to delivering exceptional musical experiences. By sharing information and the exciting stories behind the music before each Classical concert, we hope concertgoers will feel more connected to the in-concert experience.

At 6:30 p.m. before each concert, Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees or a guest conductor or artist leads a discussion about the evening's repertoire and composers. Blumenthal Performing Arts offers for-purchase beverages in the Founders Room prior to each Classical concert pre-concert talk.

Additionally, join us immediately following the performance at the front of the orchestra level for a post-concert talk-back with the Maestro, or conductor that evening.

Pre- and Post-Concert Talks are free and accessible to all Charlotte Symphony ticketholders.

Pre-Concert Talk Schedule


Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dates: Saturday, April 27
Led by: Kellen Gray
Location: Belk Theater Founders Room

On Friday, April 26, students from all four Project Harmony locations take the stage to perform a prelude concert at 6:15 p.m. in Belk Theater. Free and open to the public.

Ravel Bolero
Dates: Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18, & Sunday, May 19
Led by: Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees
Location: Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space

Post-Concert Talk-Back Schedule 


Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dates: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27
Led by: Guest Conductor Andrey Boreyko and George Li, pianist
Location: Belk Theater 

Ravel Bolero
Dates: Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18, & Sunday, May 19
Led by: Maestro Christopher Warren-Green
Location: Knight Theater